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Sania to quit tennis in two years' time for family

By Anmolg

Birmingham: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza who is currently competing in AEGON Classic tournament in Edgbaston, England has announced that she will quit professional Tennis within two years to concentrate on her marriage.

“I want to concentrate on my married life and it is not an easy job to stay away from husband soon after marriage. I will quit in two years," The News quoted Sania, as saying.

“I don"t want to disturb my personal life due to tennis", she added.

The 23-year old was talking to the media in Birmingham for the very first time after her wedding with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik.

Sania defeated Taiwan"s Yung Jan 6-1 6-4 in her AEGON Classic first round match on Monday for just her second win this year.

Earlier she had announced that she would return to professional Tennis after she recovers fully from her wrist injury that had been bothering her in her career in the recent past.

She is hopeful she will be fully fit to represent India for the upcoming Commonwealth and Asian Games that are scheduled for later this year.

Oneindia News

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Story first published: Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 12:10 [IST]
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